Malinga got Sehwag second ball, wrapped on the pads, rooted to the crease. He won the re-toss and decided to bat. The Indians had been under a degree of pressure perhaps unmatched ever in the history of sports. The pair took Sri Lanka's total to 274 runs at the close of the innings. In the final against Sri Lanka, chasing 275, Dhoni promoted himself up the batting order, coming before an in-form Yuvraj Singh. The captain was unbeaten on 91. Explorer Mike Horn, who had worked with the Indian team during the World Cup preparations, had spoken to me in February 2012. The 2011 final was the first to feature two teams from the same continent, and the first time that two co-hosts contested the final. [4] The game was watched by 13.6% of Indian TV-equipped households on average, with a peak of 21.44% at the end of the game. In the end nothing untoward happened, and a run was added to the score. The ascent to the semi-final was considered phenomenal. The smile that had been stopped five times in the past and could be flashed now without any inhibition. India won the match by six wickets—its second World Cup win after the 1983 tournament—and became the third team to have won the title more than once, after Australia (1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and later 2015) and the West Indies (1975 and 1979).[3]. The asking rate never too much on the wrong side of six. Skipper Sangakkara departed two short of fifty, getting an under-edge trying to cut Yuvraj. Both the Sri Lankan openers, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga made unbeaten centuries and put up a world-record stand for the first wicket in a World Cup. All-rounder Angelo Mathews had suffered a torn quadriceps and could not play. [20], The ratings agencies TAM and aMap respectively recorded that 135 million people in India watched the final live,[5][6] including 67.6 million Indian cable and satellite viewers. Co-hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, the tournament was the third World Cup to be played in the Indian subcontinent. Sachin Tendulkar, too, got out quickly. Tendulkar was soon chaired around the field — Virat Kohli coming up with that immortal line, “He carried the Indian team on his shoulder for 21 years. It had been a remarkable achievement. Dhoni had led India to the summit in the Twenty 20 World Cup in 2007 and at that moment India held the No. Gambhir punched a four past square-leg off the first ball he faced. The Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara chose to bat first after winning the toss. World Cup 2011 final: Suresh Raina breaks down India's run chase That the World Cup was won in the company of Sachin Tendulkar was a special moment for the entire team. Asked MS Dhoni to Promote Himself During 2011 World Cup Final: Sachin Tendulkar Tendulkar, Dhoni, Sehwag and the then India coach Gary Kirsten discussed the strategy and agreed. The approach was practical, professional, common-sense. After the presentation, an ecstatic Indian team first held the Cup amid showers of champagne and confetti. Spinner Rangana Herath was also dropped. In Sri Lanka the match was on Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation's Channel Eye. The ball swerved away, and the attempted steer took the edge through to Sangakkara. 2011 Cricket World Cup statistics. Jump to navigation Jump to search. The on-field umpires were Simon Taufel of Australia and Aleem Dar of Pakistan, with Ian Gould being the third (TV) umpire. The Indian captain had scored just 150 in the last seven innings. India was widely rated as having the strongest batting line-up in the tournament, and chose to back this strength throughout the campaign by playing seven batsmen and four bowlers. The other Indian players were out on the field as well, hugging each other, in the shared joy of success. Some Indian players, including Harbhajan Singh, Sachin Tendulkar, and Yuvraj Singh, had tears in their eyes. Deepak . Murali came back. Fifty-three were required with 58 balls still remaining. cwc19 31 Jan 19 00:36 India win the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 with Dhoni’s match winning six. india vs sri lanka world cup final 2011 full match highlights dhoni. Dhoni blasted it through extra cover. As the television screens, a good proportion of them black and white, tuned in to watch the national heroes take on the might of the West Indies, few expected Kapil Dev to lift the Prudential World Cup. He had started the tournament with two hundreds, had scored a half century in the quarter-final, and a chancy, bizarre 85 to top score in the semi-final. The all Asia final was won by India under the captaincy of MS Dhoni and the patronage of Sachin Tendulkar with India making it their second World Cup … Both Gambhir and Dhoni emphasised on preserving the wickets, and later accelerating with a greater flow of boundaries. The Indian team had been put together with the sole purpose of winning the World Cup for them. [13] Sri Lankan opener Tillakaratne Dilshan was bowled by Harbhajan Singh when a delivery carried on to the stumps after deflecting off his gloves. New batsman Thilan Samaraweera was adjudged not out by the umpire when a ball hit his thigh pad off the bowling of Yuvraj Singh. Every boundary hit was a statement in class. Sangakkara and Mahela went about the task of consolidating the innings, but eventually Sangakkara was caught behind by Dhoni at 48. The President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa, a known cricket enthusiast, announced he would attend the match along with his sons. If Sri Lanka entertained notions of getting back into the game, they were quickly quelled by Yuvraj. Epics have been written about far lesser acts of bravery. The culmination of the tenth edition of the World Cup, it was the first time that these two teams had met each other at this stage in the tournament history. Dhoni : The Untold Story, the biopic of then Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. MS Dhoni's 6 to seal World Cup win on April 2, 2011: Indian cricket's most iconic shot ... (274/6) by 6 wickets in the 2011 World Cup final. India and their semi-final opponents, Pakistan, have historically been rivals, and there was immense public pressure on both teams with the match attended by the Prime Ministers of both countries. The Indians played Muralitharan with respect, the rest as par the merit of the ball. Apart from the World Cup trophy itself, the Indian team was given many prizes from the cricket boards, various state governments, and public and private companies. Raina takes us through the chase under floodlights. Seamers Nuwan Kulasekara and Thisara Perera, who had played matches in the earlier group stage, were drafted into the team. The Sri Lankan maestro hit it over mid-off for a boundary to bring up his hundred. Prior to this match, India and Sri Lanka had met each other seven times in World Cup history with Sri Lanka ahead with four wins and two defeats and one game ending in a no-result. It had been a near error in judgement and he was furious with himself. Taufel had never been able to officiate in a World Cup final because Australia had been qualifying for the finals in the last four editions. Complete Scorecard of Sri Lanka vs India Final 2010/11, ICC Cricket World Cup only on ESPNcricinfo.com. Yuvraj Singh was named Man of the Tournament for good all-round performance with both bat and ball throughout the tournament. Yet, the extent of downright hatred for the man for every failure or questionable tactic was not just unusual, it was scary. Following Gambhir's dismissal, 52 runs were required off 52 balls. Australia was a strong team and the defending champions, and India had to give a very good performance to restrict Australia to 260 and then successfully chase down the target even as wickets fell regularly. Sri Lanka knew the Indians' strength was batting, and thus they needed to take wickets to put them under pressure. Zaheer, with 25 from 8 overs so far, was smashed into the stands over mid-wicket. Find the complete scorecard of Sri Lanka vs India Final Online In 2019, Virat Kohli was a legend. Gone were the days of restraint, reserve and frugality. Dhoni, the then skipper, scored an unbeaten 91 to take his team across the finishing line. Arunabha Sengupta relives the moments during the riveting final at the Wankhede Stadium. There had been no spectacular hitting, but steady professional approach. Dhoni had already turned to Ravi Shastri and declared, “We’ll bat.” But, the toss had to be redone. And losing was no longer an option. Yet, how many captains would have put their heads on the chopping block like that? Apr 2, 2020 Twenty-eight years on from the match that transformed world cricket, India recaptured the crown, and this time they did in their very own backyard It’s time we carried him.”. In the 47th over two fours — one apiece from Dhoni and Yuvraj — made it 16 required off 18 balls. The Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa hosted High Tea for the Sri Lankan players and spouses on the grounds of the Presidential residence, Temple Trees. The intentions were clear. Following this, the Indian President Pratibha Patil also announced her decision to attend the match. Zaheer Khan ran in with a maturity stark in contrast to the verbal aggression of the first over eight years earlier — which had  taken 10 balls to complete and enabled Australia get off to a flier. The author of three novels, he can be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/senantix), 11 Feb, 2021 April 2, 2011. India largely retained the same team it had in the semi-final against Pakistan, with just one change. Yuvraj Singh embraces Mahendra Singh Dhoni after he scores the winning runs in the 2011 World Cup final. In the evening he walked out at the fall of the third wicket. Under Dhoni's captaincy, India won the 2011 World Cup. There was going to be no epic played according to the script for Tendulkar. Off Murali’s next over, Dhoni latched on to an over-pitched delivery and drove it against the spin past long-off. The balance was shifting. Sri Lanka's Thilan Samaraweera hits a shot watched by India's captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni during their ICC Cricket World Cup final match in Mumbai April 2, 2011. Captain Kumar Sangakkara came in after Tharanga's dismissal, and was building a solid foundation with Dilshan before the latter was dismissed. On these very human souls had been thrust the stature of gods. It was an amazing catch, and the young Delhi batsman walked back for 35. The next ball was a trademark Zaheer yorker that swung in. Spin bowler Ajantha Mendis had performed well throughout the tournament, but he had a poor record against India in pre-World Cup clashes and was not chosen for the final. The lack of form of the captain with the bat had been placed under colossal microscopes for relentless censure. Like in many other day-night matches in the subcontinent, dew started to form on the outfield grass in the night, making the ball damp and difficult to grip especially in the later part of India's batting. The 33,000 at Wankhede sensed something special. India had won all but two matches to that point, losing to South Africa and tying with England in the group stage. It is time we carried him on our shoulders. Gautam Gambhir top-scored with 97 while MS Dhoni made 91 not out in the run chase. India won the tournament, defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets in the final at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, thus becoming the first country to win the Cricket World Cup final on home soil. Millions worshipped them. Coach Gary Kirsten was also carried around the ground later. Every stroke was impeccable and followed the coaching manual to perfection. Jayawardene, meanwhile, continued with his quality batting, ultimately scoring 103 not out from 88 balls in a high-class batting display. 2011 World Cup Final. The good balls were tapped for singles; the bad balls were dispatched for fours. Under the infinite calmness and inscrutable visage, there was a severe zeal to win. india vs sri lanka world cup final 2011 full match highlights dhoni. The team would be severely criticised for defeat in the hands of England – and then Australia. Sri Lanka won and batted. India team announces the primary squad of 30 players for the forthcoming world cup. In June 1983, when Mohinder Amarnath trapped Michael Holding leg before wicket, the whole of India erupted in unrehearsed reactions. Malinga ran in, one last throw of the Lankan dice. He started with a three off Kulasekara. The Indian President Pratibha Patil hosted High Tea for the Indian players and spouses on the grounds of the Raj Bhavan (Governor's House) in Mumbai. The country witnessed unbelievable scenes. A controversy developed when Kumar Sangakkara called the toss. The Sri Lankan shoulders dropped. And Heaven help them if they failed the scary expectations of a fanatically cricket-mad nation. Yet there he was striding in, the face betraying little emotion. There would be no breather as the new man played himself in. In reply, India lost their opener Virender Sehwag to the second ball of the innings, out LBW by Lasith Malinga. Both Kohli and Dhoni are right-handed batsmen, while Gambhir and Yuvraj are left-handed. [19], The final match was broadcast live in India on ESPN Star Sports' website and state-run free-to-air broadcasters Doordarshan and DD1. Dhoni was declared the "man of the match" for scoring 91 runs, while his compatriot Yuvraj Singh was awarded the "man of the tournament". The bat was almost imperceptibly as an afterthought. No one expected them to win when they played the first match against West Indies at Manchester. The sense of reality had disappeared in potholes of near-fundamentalist blindness. Dhoni was portrayed by Sushant Singh Rajput. The 2011 World Cup Final Highlights package featuring India vs Sri Lanka is presented here with HD quality video and match summary. The match was almost in the bag. 16:00 IST | 10:30 GMT, 14 Feb, 2021 After the final, Dhoni revealed that a lot of the players had not been eating properly due to the anxiety that dogged them continuously. The matches showcased the effective unconventional bowling of pace spearhead Lasith Malinga, restrictive fielding, and the batting prowess of the Sri Lankan top order. Off the first ball of Perera’s next over, Dhoni cut over point. The ball was sent into the orbit — over long on. At the other end, Dilshan was superbly cut away for a boundary by Kohli. [4][5][6] This was the second time in World Cup history that a host nation won the final and the first time to win on their home ground. More importantly the Indians were 31 for 2. Tendulkar started with some good strokes, racing to 18 off 14 balls, but then edged a catch to wicketkeeper Sangakkara. The third ball he faced was short, and was pulled away in front of mid-wicket for four. Ashish Nehra, left-arm medium pacer, had suffered a finger fracture while fielding in that match, and he was replaced by another pacer, Sreesanth. The three top run scorers of this tournament were from these finalists: Tillekaratne Dilshan (500 runs), Sachin Tendulkar (482), and Kumar Sangakkara (465). At the end of the match, the batting strength of both the teams stood out. This was a generation with a sense of entitlement beyond the widest belief. After the pain of 1996, the heartbreak of 2003 and the humiliation of 2007, India regained the World Cup in 2011 after 28 long years. [citation needed]. It stung Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka had clinically demolished England in the quarter final, defeating them by 10 wickets. That brought the equation down to 37 off 41 balls. He writes about the history and the romance of the game, punctuated often by opinions about modern day cricket, while his post-graduate degree in statistics peeps through in occasional analytical pieces. ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, Final; Sri Lanka (274-6) v India (277-4). He already had proven spinners in Harbhajan and Yuvraj, and could call upon many other Indian players who can bowl part-time spin (including Sachin Tendulkar, Suresh Raina, and Virender Sehwag). The New Zealand semi-final was more keenly contested, but was still won with relative ease by Sri Lanka. When it finally happened, there was a sweet delight of the unexpected. But, now they were subjected to one of the most aesthetically pleasing demonstrations of destruction. It was 223 for 4. Opening batsman Tillekaratne Dilshan was the highest run scorer in the tournament, with Sangakkara being the third highest (the second highest was Sachin Tendulkar of India). MS Dhoni (91) scored a huge six on the long-on boundary. Barely a smile, with which he uprooted one stump as souvenir. [13], India had a shaky start, with Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar both dismissed early by Lasith Malinga, leaving them struggling at 31 for two. Two overs later he had driven one down the ground and square cut another for boundaries. Now, victory achieved, the nation and the various Diasporas around the world let their hair down and revelled in the triumph. Yuvraj Singh was the new batsman and along with Dhoni took India to victory, and Dhoni sealed the match hitting a six off Nuwan Kulasekara, when only 4 runs were required off 11 balls. But, he had done his job and then some more. Sri Lanka's excellent performance throughout the World Cup was appreciated, and it was recognised that reaching the final was a significant achievement in itself. One good ball or one false stroke could plunge him forever into the quicksand of eternal vilification. Both of India's knockout matches were high-pressure contests. World Cup 2011 final: Suresh Raina breaks down India's run chase That the World Cup was won in the company of Sachin Tendulkar was a special moment for the entire team. 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The Indian players dedicated their victory to Tendulkar; Virat Kohli said, "he has carried the burden of the nation for 21 years. The final generated huge interest. Besides, he read the doosra of the mighty Muralitharan better than any other man in the middle order. Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir however did not show any sign of resignation. In a way, we can find explanations of the debacles in England and Australia if we look at the amount of obvious relief — mental and physical — that the cricketers must have experienced when the war was finally won against all possible odds. Against this backdrop, the feat can be compared to a triumph in the psychological counterpart of Coliseum of the ancient Rome. 17-1 (Tharanga, 6.1), 60-2 (Dilshan, 16.3), 122-3 (Sangakkara, 27.5), 179-4 (T Samaraweera, 38.1), 182-5 (Kapugedera, 39.5), 248-6 (Kulasekara, 48) Fall of wickets: 1–17 (Tharanga, 6.1 ov), 2–60 (Dilshan, 16.5 ov), 3–122 (Sangakkara, 27.5 ov), 4–179 (Samaraweera, 38.1 ov), 5–182 (Kapugedera, 39.5 ov), 6–248 (Kulasekara, 47.6 ov), Fall of wickets: 1–0 (Sehwag, 0.2 ov), 2–31 (Tendulkar, 6.1 ov), 3–114 (Kohli, 21.4 ov), 4–223 (Gambhir, 41.2 ov). However, this was a known factor and was taken into consideration by the Sri Lankan captain when he chose to bat first after winning the toss. - K.R. And he went on to play an innings that sent his critics scurrying for cover, often under the guise of celebration. Indian fans were ecstatic at the win, and at the overall performance of the team through the tournament. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. And they found the gaps in the most meticulously set fields. Each list contains at least the top five record Team statistics Highest team totals. He stated he was willing to captain the team for the upcoming tours of England and possibly Australia if the selectors felt this would aid the transition to a new captaincy. [14][15] Dhoni finished on 91 not out from 79 deliveries. In the top 10 tournament scorers, there were 3 from Sri Lanka (Upul Tharanga (395) in addition to the previous two), and 4 from India (Gautam Gambhir (393), Virender Sehwag (380), and Yuvraj Singh (362) in addition to Sachin). Legendary spinner Muttiah Muralitharan was carrying minor injuries, but was retained. There was no ticker tape parade for the team on an open bus (as was organised after the 2007 Twenty20 World Cup win) because of the hectic schedule, with the 2011 edition of the Indian Premier League starting on 8 April. Dhoni scored 91 runs in the 2011 World Cup final but how has he fared in other must-win games for India? Abhishek Mukherjee 28 May, 2019 15:06 IST The 2019 World Cup will be the 12th edition of the big-ticket event. And with the slung in yorkers of Lasith Malinga and the doosras of Muttiah Muralitharan to deal with, India did have a task on their hands. They managed wins in four of their six games, lost one against South Africa while their game against England was a high scoring tie. Asked about Man of the Tournament Yuvraj Singh, Dhoni said that he had been vomiting a lot. And off the next ball, the game turned again. Sri Lanka 274 for 6 (Kumar Sangakkara 48, Mahela Jayawardene 103*) lost to India 277 for 4 in 48.2 overs (Gautam Gambhir 97, MS Dhoni 91*) by 6 wickets. He scored it off Nuwan Kulasekara’s bowling. The team then carried iconic player Tendulkar on a victory lap around the stadium. Helped by the hard-hitting of Nuwan Kulasekara and Thisara Perera, Sri Lanka scored 91 runs in the last 10 overs, including 63 in the batting powerplay (45–50 overs) to take the score to 274/6. For India, it's been a journey of ups and downs, euphoria and heartbreak. Zaheer’s first spell read 5-3-6-1. Both teams had progressed through three stages to reach the final. The semi-final held at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo was his last ODI match on home soil, and there he had been carried around the stadium, perched on his teammates' shoulders, on a lap of honour after that match. The Indians decided to review the decision and he was ultimately given out. The master was looking in supreme touch. The team scored slowly until the 17th over when they lost both their openers. The pitch did not really help, and the champion spinner made little impression. ICC World Cup 2011 final: Daring MS Dhoni masterminds India's epic triumph over Sri Lanka When MS Dhoni launched Nuwan Kulasekara over long-on, India triumphed in the World Cup after 28 years. The pressure must have got to the officials too. Sehwag was trapped LBW for a duck on the second ball of the innings. Being level on points with Australia, they were placed second in the group due to their better net run rate. And suddenly Dhoni was into his forties. The singles kept coming, and occasionally the field was pierced for boundaries. On this day, he was silent, scorching and sharp. By now, even the security guards employed in the stadium were dancing with the crowd. In Sri Lanka, however there were only a few firework displays. When he came to bat, India needed more than six runs per over with three top-order batsmen already dismissed. The game had been transformed from fun to fancy to fanaticism. In two previous World Cups, India had scored just one victory — against unpretentious and unheralded East Africa. It was a statement made, although aided by a misfield. During the 2011 World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka, then skipper MS Dhoni had smashed a six to allow the Men in Blue to lift their second ODI World Cup. He had talked at length about the drop in the performance of India, voicing that often the biggest accidents took place on the way down after the summit had been conquered. Later he explained that he had wanted to keep the left-handers in the line-up separated, using the left-hand right-hand combination to the fullest. Kohli and Gambhir put together an 83-run partnership before Kohli's dismissal. With Jayawardene stroking boundaries with the touch of elegance, Nuwan Kulasekara launched into the bowling with gay abandon. © 2021 Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited. Along with other considerations, by coming ahead of Yuvraj, Dhoni ensured there would be a right-left batting combination between him and Gambhir, which makes it difficult for the bowlers to get into a rhythm, and necessitates frequent field changes. Under Dhoni's captaincy, India won the 2011 World Cup. Due to Yuvraj Singh performing well with both bat and ball in the tournament, India could afford to play with only four specialist bowlers. There was keen tussle till the end and no team gave an inch. And when Jayawardene got strike, he cut between the point and short third-man for four. There were 14 participating teams, which included four associate members of the ICC—Kenya, Canada, Ireland and Netherlands. Now, on 97, Gambhir committed hara-kiri. India of 2011 was very different unlike 1983. The first team to play the World Cup Semi Finals is Pakistan after beating West Indies in the Quarter Finals. The next ball was another slower with the same end result. The captain had chosen Nehra over Ashwin in the match against Pakistan also. Gambhir nearing the nineties. There was not even a smile from the captain. Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni had then said he preferred having three seamers because it gave him more options. On April 2, exactly two years ago, when Mahendra Singh Dhoni walked out to toss alongside Kumar Sangakkara, the nation sat on the proverbial edge of their seats. The archived footages of the actual match were used and the face of the lead actor was used instead of Dhoni's face. Sachin Tendulkar was the first on the ground with that most brilliant of smiles worth travelling miles to see. Match referee Jeff Crowe did not hear Sangakkara’s call when the coin was tossed. The fourth slot was taken by different bowlers in different matches, including Sreesanth, Nehra, leg-spinner Piyush Chawla, or off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. He almost paid the price. His fifty was up. 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